Billy Brazelton

Graduate Student
University of Washington

Billy is a graduate student studying the genetic and ecological relationships among the microbes inhabiting the chimneys and fluids of the Lost City Hydrothermal Fluid. Specifically, he will be looking at the possible roles of methanogenic and methanotrophic Archaea in carbon and energy cycling and how these processes interact with the overall geochemical system of Lost City.

Billy received his Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota in 2002. He completed his master's research on the microbiological diversity of Lost City in 2005 and is continuing as a Ph.D. candidate with advisor Dr. John Baross.

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